Our mission is to educate our membership to continually improve their vocal quality and acappella performance, for the benefit of audiences as well as ourselves.
Barbershop singing has been a proud part of Montreal's musical scene for over 50 years; the Barbershop Harmony Society celebrated its 75th anniversary in the summer of 2013. We have brought home trophies from competitions and have won first place honors at the Regional Choral Competition (ARCIM), have sung the national anthem for the Montreal Expos, participated in the Mondiale Chorale in Laval, QC, and more recently performed in the second edition of the Montreal A Cappella festival in May 2014.
Barbershop is a style of music that is arranged in four-part a capella (or unaccompanied) for male and/or female voices. It is performed by either a quartet of the four parts or a chorus where a larger number of singers sing each of the four parts. Structurally, both a quartet and a chorus sing the same notes. Our art form is one of four musical styles originating in North America. Almost any song can be arranged for barbershop singing. The four parts are bass, baritone, lead and tenor.
We meet up on Monday evenings at 7:15PM in the Rotunda area near the security desk and rehearse from 7:30PM to 9:30PM Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Centre 12001 De Salaberry 2nd Floor Council Chambers Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec H9B 2A7